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Friday, May 25, 2007

Immigration Bill Equals Amnesty

I am not a lawyer. And I am not an expert in constitutional law. But the immigration bill being considered by Congress and promised to be signed by the President is badly flawed and dangerous in my opinion. It seems to me that once the bill is signed into law, EVERY illegal immigrant in this country is instantly granted "status". Whereas if an illegal immigrant is caught in this country now without proper documentaion, that person can be quickly deported without much fanfare. Once the bill is passed then hearings would have to be held to determine if the deportation is proper so as not to deprive the illegal immigrant of their "rights" granted under this bill. Folks, with the hearings and appeals and delays this amounts to a nightmare of monumental proportions. We're talking MILLIONS of illegal immigrants that would be granted lawyers at taxpayers expense in order to determine if that particular illegal immigrant has rights under this law.

This bill needs to be defeated and current laws need to be enforced. Amnesty does not work. It invites more law breakers and teaches a disregard for the rule of law in our country.

Hugh Hewitt has a great post on this as he discusses the ramification of the instant "status" with Professors Erwin Chemerinsky and John Eastman about the proposed immigration bill and the 14th Amendment as it relates to due process under this proposed immigration bill. Go see the discussion.

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